A woman walks her dog past a soccer goalpost beside the Arakawa River in Tokyo
A woman walks her dog past a soccer goalpost beside the Arakawa River in Tokyo June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)
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